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Partnership with Partners


Agreement establishes the Warren Alpert Medical School as the institution of record for Care New England.

Partners HealthCare, Care New England Health System, and Brown University have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize a joint commitment to providing the highest quality of patient care, physician training, and biomedical innovation to Rhode Island.

The MOU signed by the three organizations follows the announcement in May of a definitive agreement formalizing Partners’ planned acquisition of CNE, and aligns the shared vision of all three organizations to benefit the communities of Rhode Island. It establishes the Warren Alpert Medical School as the primary academic research and teaching institution of record for Partners-CNE in Rhode Island.

The memorandum details the terms for negotiating a formal agreement in the coming weeks.

“Today’s announcement represents an important step in this collaborative effort between our institutions and our collective commitment to strengthening the health care landscape in Rhode Island and for the advancement of academic training,” Care New England President and CEO James E. Fanale, MD, says. “This signifies tremendous opportunity for research, the economy, and most importantly, for those who rely on us for the best possible care.”

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